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May 2, 2012

Faculty Senate requesting volunteers for Faculty Senate and presidential committees

Submitted by Faculty Senate

May 2, 2012


My term as Faculty Senate President will begin May 8, 2012. One of the first responsibilities of the incoming President and the newly constituted Executive Committee is the identification and nomination of faculty members and unclassified professionals to serve on university committees. Because these committees are an essential element of the University’s shared governance initiative, I strongly encourage you to consider serving on one or more of them in the upcoming academic year.

The names of each committee along with the number of members needed are listed below. For Faculty Senate committees we will appoint the faculty members or unclassified professionals that are needed to complete each committee’s membership. For Presidential and Other University committees, we will recommend appointments, with the final selection being made by those who oversee the committees.  The length of term for each committee can vary from 1-3 years.  Should you need further information about one or more of these committees, please contact the current chair of the committee. Their names are listed in the Committee Handbook, which can be found on the Office of Academic Personnel website:  http://www.k-state.edu/academicpersonnel/univcomm/index.html

Here is a link to a questionnaire for your use: http://www.k-state.edu/facsen/current/Please take a few moments to fill it out and return it to Candace LaBerge, candaceb@ksu.edu if you have interest in serving on one or more of the following committees.  This is of great assistance to us as we make committee appointments and recommendations. 

I would appreciate hearing from you by Friday, May 11.  Thank you in advance for your consideration of this opportunity.  I look forward to working with you during the coming academic year.


Jim Bloodgood,

Committee Membership needs

Faculty Senate Committees   
2090 Faculty Salaries and Fringe Benefits
6 faculty or unclassified professionals
2095 University Handbook & Policy 2 faculty or unclassified professionals
3020 Bachelor's Degree Completion Advisory Program Committee 3 faculty or unclassified professionals
3030 Undergraduate Grievance Board 2 faculty members
3040 University Library Committee 9 faculty or unclassified professionals

University General Grievance Chair
1 Faculty

Presidential Committees
8010 Distinguished Lectures Committee
2 faculty or unclassified professionals
8038 Campus Recycling Advisory Committee 1 faculty or unclassified professional, 1 college-level Administrator
8041 Council on Parking Operations 2 faculty
8042 Parking Citation Appeals Board
1 faculty or unclassified professional
8050 Campus Environmental Health and Safety Committee
1 faculty or unclassified professional
8071 Student Discrimination Review (appointed annually) 4 faculty and 2 unclassified professionals (non-faculty)
    8071 -This committee has a high need for women and minorities to participate

8073 K-State Classified Award of Excellence Selection Committee                
1 faculty and 1 unclassified professional
8074 President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals Selection Committee
1 faculty and 1 unclassified professional
8075 Commission on the Status of Women 1 faculty or unclassified professional, 1 Salina faculty or unclassified professional
8078 KSU Campaign for Nonviolence 1 faculty and 1 unclassified professional
8080 Integrity in Research and Scholarly Activity 4 tenured graduate faculty
8270 Out-of-State Fees Appeals Committee 2 faculty or unclassified professionals
8504 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship 2 faculty

As you see listed in the Faculty Senate committee needs, the General Grievance Chair's term is ending and a new chair will need to be appointed.  The current chair is F. Todd Goodson in the College of Education.  Here is a little information from the University Handbook, Appendix G, regarding the chair's role: 

II. Grievance Hearings
A.  Grievance Chair


The Grievance Chair is appointed by and responsible to the executive committee of the Faculty Senate.
The Grievance Chair is selected from faculty members and serves a three-year term beginning on the first day of the fall semester.  It is desirable that the Grievance Chair have experience with dispute resolution at the university. The role of the Grievance Chair is to:

    a.  receive complaints and review them to determine if criteria for grievances are met;
    b.  facilitate with the parties the selection of the grievance hearing panel; and
    c.  assist in organizing and overseeing the administrative processes of the grievance hearing.